Films around Cheltenham from 3 June

The Cineworlds

I got it wrong last week: Minions: the Rise of Gru doesn’t start until July 1st. My apologies for that.  If (and it’s quite a big if) I have navigated the Cineworld website successfully this week it seems like more of the same, with the only new film at Cheltenham being Jurassic World Dominion, starting on Friday 10th June. This is the sixth film in the franchise and is directed by Colin Trevorrow. Cineworld Gloucester also has Vikram, an Indian film in Tamil, directed and written by Lokesh Kanagaraj. It is described as an action film where a special investigator discovers that the serial killer case to which he has been assigned is not quite as it appears.

The Roses

The Roses has one more screening of Playground, on Monday afternoon and has three screenings of Benediction. There are two new films: Wild Men and Spitfire over Berlin. Spitfire over Berlin, directed by Callum Burn, is, as you might expect, a Second World War aviation drama in which a pilot has to take an unarmed observation plane over Berlin to photograph defence installations. Wild Men, directed by Thomas Daneskov, is a Danish comedy drama, with some violent episodes, about a middle aged man (played by Rasmus Bjerg) who abandons his family to live a hunter-gatherer life, but with his mobile phone and handy local supermarket. He joins up with a drug dealer on the run and the film becomes part thriller, part buddy movie. Sofie Grabol, of The Killing fame, has a cameo as the man’s deserted wife. Top Gun: Maverick starts at the end of the week.

The Guildhall

Operation Mincemeat and Downton Abbey return briefly, but there are also two new films here. The Quiet Girl, directed by Colm Bairéad, is an Irish Gaelic film which has won much acclaim on the festival circuit. It is the story of a nine year old girl sent from her large and impoverished family to live with relatives, where she flourishes. Minyan, directed by Eric Steel and set in the 1980s is the story of a young man, David, (played by Samuel H Levine,) confined by the rules of his Russian Jewish immigrant family in New York. As he moves away and matures he is able to explore his own gay sexuality.

The Tivoli

The Tivoli has Downton, Mincemeat, Top Gun Maverick, Everything Everywhere, Dr Strange, and adds Men to its programme.

The Sherborne

The Sherborne has Downton Abbey all week, accompanied by Sonic the Hedgehog 2 and The Lost City at the weekend. Dr Strange appears on Friday 10th.

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